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I'm in the market for one of these. I have some repairs to do on the 6.0 and Ford wants 2800 bucks for the labor. So i figure I can buy a lift for that 2800 and do it myself (cab off) and then i have a lift as well as getting the repairs done on my truck for about the same money.
Anyone know much about these? The more I read, the more I find that there are several brands and price ranges.
I found this one and its one of the only ones I have seen that has 12' of clearance between the posts. I need that wide clearance because the lift is going to go where my camper is sitting in front of the north overhead door in my shop. Then on the rare occation i need to use the lift, i just have to movethe camper out. This way the lift isn't taking up spave persay. 12' clearance will make it easy to back my camer in between it. Alot of other lifts i was seeing only had 9-9.5 feet of clearance and my camper is 8' wide. thats a little tight.
This is about the max i want to spend on one.
http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/...al2-12k-fp.htm

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Looks like your link isn't working, Clay. MAN, I wish I had some space for one of these!!! I would love to be able to wrench on my truck by lifting the cab. It sure would make it easier than on my back! Keep us posted on what you end up getting and the install.

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Will do Shawn.
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You will need to have thick enough concrete under them, usually 6"+, or else some very large foot plates added to spread out the weight.

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More $$ but get a Bend Pack 12k...you will be much safer..Ive got both a 10k and a 12k and won't use the 10k with a PS unless the other lift is tied up.
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More $$ but get a Bend Pack 12k...you will be much safer..Ive got both a 10k and a 12k and won't use the 10k with a PS unless the other lift is tied up.
I actually was looking at a Bend Pak last week after someone pointed me to it. 2600 bucks delivered from Garage Equipment Supply | Garage Tools and Automotive Equipment. I was looking at the 10k lift and I think it will be fine. The majority of what I'll be doing with this is lifting the cab only. I may use it to do brake jobs also but i won't be under it for that. Their specs say 4" min concrete thickness and 2600 psi strength. I have 4"-4 1/2" and 3000 psi.

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Some lifts have a bar across the top with a safety bump stop. Make sure the camper fits.

By the way, once you have a lift you'll use it more than you think. And it can be a source
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Some lifts have a bar across the top with a safety bump stop. Make sure the camper fits.

By the way, once you have a lift you'll use it more than you think. And it can be a source
free beer. 6 pack per hour, case for 5 hours and 1/4 keg per week end.
Yeah the cross bar is almost 12' up and the camper will fit under that.
I can imagine using it for all my buddies projects...

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Yeah the cross bar is almost 12' up and the camper will fit under that.
I can imagine using it for all my buddies projects...
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